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by sarisson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Thanks! The only reason I knew Pauli was from solving an old Sunday NY Times crossword last week, which had a clue referencing his connection to neutrinos. I wrote a particle physics quiz for Alpaca Farm three years ago, which ended up playing much easier than I'd expected. However, Woof got more co...
by sarisson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 2630

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Terrible news.
But, as a wise man once put it, "Keep the faith. We'll win. We'll get it done." And he's winning.
by sarisson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

After MD10 of Science, I was in first place but needed to win or tie MD11 in order to make the championship.
I lost 4(3)-9(6). :x
However... I entered Particle Physics and, for only the second time ever, got all 12 on a one-day! Ended up finishing in the 96th percentile.
by sarisson
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 9112

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

The seven 4-time winners who didn't make the cut this time are going to be in the next TOC, right? I assume they were notified of this. So I don't understand why Emma would be taking a spot away from a deserving person if that person (and six others) will get the opportunity to play again next year....
by sarisson
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Anyone else get half a dozen identical e-mails for each match result this morning?
Science is turning out to be harder than I expected. Upsets is playing easier than I expected. (I am curious, though, how 61% of LLamas knew Leicester City. Do that many people follow soccer?)
by sarisson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Congrats to BigDaddyMatty on winning my rundle, and to quarterrican on completing the long trip from E to A. I had a personal high of 94 TCA and had the best defense in A Horizon for the second season in a row, but also tied a personal high in losses and set a new one in CAA. I did not expect to win...
by sarisson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I WAG'd "pop art" to get my second 9(6) of the season. I was the only person in my A rundle to get all 6 and, with that, have clinched a return to A for LL82. If I hadn't had such a tough schedule for 2/3 of the season, I could've been a contender.
by sarisson
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

At the end of last week (in A), I was 3-13-1 and facing relegation.
This week, I went 4-0-1, and will almost certainly remain in A.
You never know.
by sarisson
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm finally out of the relegation zone! After consecutive wins against Blue Lion and mrparadise, I get to face mrexley today (perhaps the strongest player in my A division) so I may be heading back down soon. There have been eight straight match days at under 50% league-wide. So no, this season is N...
by sarisson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I've been in the relegation zone since Day 2 and have led my rundle in Correct Answers Allowed most of the time. My defense is over .700, but it's hard to win when your opponents average 4 and a half correct answers a day and you average 3 and a half. There have been only two match days where I got ...
by sarisson
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

This number of games I've lost is also the name of a Star Trek: Voyager character.
The correct response:
Show
What is Seven of Nine?
I didn't think yesterday was all that tough (lost 3(3)-4(4)), but 13% got 0(0)'s and only 0.5% got 9(6)'s.
by sarisson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 201
Views: 13854

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was the greatest game ever played. Is $53,200 the highest combined Coryat ever? I think it is, and it may be an unbreakable record. Another unbreakable record: 27 correct FJ's in a row. I know there are boardies who have attained longer streaks from their living rooms, but being able to do that...
by sarisson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Players on the WQC Rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 1831

Re: Jeopardy! Players on the WQC Rankings

Three others from the venue I attended:
Chris Goheen, Season 10, 1-game winner (only his second game is archived)
Christine O'Donnell, this season (lost to future TOCer Kyle Jones)
Tim Lynch, Season 15
by sarisson
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 World Quizzing Championships
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

2019 World Quizzing Championships

Results are slowly coming in... lots of boardies and contestants at the top. I set a new personal record of 100, 19 higher than my last two tests. Most people's scores improved.
https://www.worldquizzingchampionships.com/results/
by sarisson
Fri May 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Finally won a game yesterday thanks to a 9(6). Those weren't good categories for me (art, TV, film) but I got everything very quickly except Sleeping Beauty , which took me about two minutes. I believe that came up on Jeopardy recently. Good luck to everyone competing in the WQC tomorrow! It's the e...
by sarisson
Sat May 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm starting off 0-3, in last place, and now 0-5 against the person who beat me yesterday, who has a lower QPct than I do.
The bad news: it's going to be a long season.
The good news: it's going to be a long season, and I can't fall in the standings.
by sarisson
Wed May 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 615
Views: 108156

Re: J! in the Media

Regarding the CNN interview, I can't figure out why James would tell the other contestants he took a year off his job to train, because admittedly the only job he's had since college is being a professional sports gambler. Some people are intensely competitive, and that tends to really get under the...
by sarisson
Wed May 22, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4834

Re: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My stats last night: 47 R/ 1 W and $37,800
Tonight: 31 R/ 4 W and $14,600
Amazing more contestants haven't finished in the red during his run. I would've if I'd been up there tonight.
by sarisson
Fri May 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 19183

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

The Sports ML was fun and very comprehensive but tough. I got nine 2's!
by sarisson
Fri May 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 22957

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

A Horizon again, with quite a few boardies.